Earlier this year, we featured Wivelscombe Swimming Club who purchased a map of Australia, with the intention of swimming the equivalent of the length of the East Coast Today I have heard they have swam the length of the coast from Northern Australia to the Gold Coast, some 3,300 miles – What an achievement. Next they are planning to swim the equivalent of the Pacific!
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Recently joining the ranks of France’s most beautiful villages, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a delightful note on which to end a long-distance walk. I’ve enjoyed many unforgettable moments here—these are a few of my favourites (Before you arrive, download a map from The Tourist Office website—available in French, English and Spanish—with several places of interest marked.) Two… via 5 unforgettable moments in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port — I Love Walking In France
Just finished making this video on our trip to the Islands of Malta & Gozo few years ago, hope it will inspire you to visit these islands by the Central Mediterranean. Islands of Malta and Gozo – Thru My Lens If you are planning to visit Malta, Gozo, & Comino, please check out these 2 following links […] via Islands of Malta & Gozo – A Video Album — Journey Around The Globe
Chapter 4, Part 4 As the Age of Discovery began in the 15th century, Portugal and Castille (Spain) sent a large number of maritime missions to seek direct sea route from Europe to India and the fabled Spice Islands, as well as to discover lands previously unheard to the Europeans. With the Atlantic Ocean at […] via Islands that Changed the World: Ternate & Tidore — What an Amazing World!
For a huge city, London is quite a friendly place. We didn’t even make the list of the most unfriendly cities of 2016 and Londoners are many things but they don’t have a reputation as being eternally grumpy like Paris or Moscow or entirely lacking in concepts of personal space and good manners like others. […] via Talking on the Tube… has the whole world gone mad? — Stephen Liddell
It’s funny, because when I think back to our time in Granada it feels like a different time and place, even though as I sit here contemplating the holiday, I do so still surrounded by Spain. Of course I always knew that Mallorca was very different from Andalucia, but Granada has something about it which […] via The Greatness of Granada, Part 5: Final reflections — The Daily Norm
Whats HOT: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) – Tough incline combined with the summer heat makes for an unpleasant trek but the rewards are unparalleled views over the entire lake and the town. The castle itself is rather unspectacular, but there is a cafe where you can enjoy a wedge of cream cake (a local specialty). […] via Life at Lake Bled, Slovenia — PHILNOM IS AWAY
The Iles Lavezzi are a group of small, rocky islands that lie part way between Corsica and Sardinia. They are easily reachable by boat from Bonifacio and are an absolute “must do” on my list of things to visit In high season, be sure to book in advance.. Spring is the ideal time to visit. That tip […] via Stroll around Ile Lavezzi — Travel with Intent